Category Archive for "Handrails"

Frameless glass balustrades

Supporting glass fabricators and installers with their residential projects

Designing, supplying and installing glass balustrade products for residential installations is a challenging service. Customers demand the highest quality products for their homes, a quick turnaround and a seamless on-site service. Balustrade Components UK is pleased to offer a complete…

Glass Railings

Your guide to achieving compliance and understanding planning permission for glass balustrade projects

There are many considerations for designing and constructing architectural glazing features and glass balustrade projects within buildings. It is a challenging balancing act for installers, fabricators and other glazing professionals to ensure their glass balustrade or glass staircase project is…

Glass balustrades

Expert assistance in the architectural glass balustrades specification process

Here at Balustrade Components UK, we appreciate the technicalities and complexities in specifying architectural glazing products. Achieving compliance to Building Regulations, the adoption of new technology, and working with other stakeholders on intricate projects, all make for a challenging specification…

Frameless glass balustrades

AMG frameless glass balustrades specified on impressive new library construction


The Krook is an impressive new build development, situated on a previously dilapidated piece of land. Situated in the heart of Genk, it was a large scale urban regeneration project that now houses a library, laboratories and offices for Gent…

Stainless steel handrails

Specification advice – do glass balustrades need a continuous handrail?


There is often confusion among homeowners and specification professionals as to whether there is a legal requirement for designing handrails into glass balustrades. Generally speaking, UK Building Regulations state that you don’t need a continuous handrail, even if the glass…

white exterior balustrade

How Good Balustrades Can Increase the Value of Your Property


The UK housing market is incredibly difficult to navigate. When looking to sell a home, there are a number of essential property upgrades that are required to compete in the market. While the big projects, like changing your kitchen or…

wooden staircase and handrail

5 Ways to Personalise the Handrails in Your Home


Having worked so hard to buy a home, you want it to be your own personal space that tells a story of your tastes and preferences. However, creating a unique space to call your own can be a lot harder…

balustrades in the rain

How to Protect Your Outside Handrails from Weather Damage


The weather in the UK is notoriously unpredictable, especially in the harsh winter months. With barrages of rain, wind, and snow, combined with fluctuating temperatures, protecting your outside handrails can be an uphill struggle. Faced with the unpleasant weather of…

Christmas pine cones and leaves

How to Dress up Your Balustrades Ready for Christmas


There is no better way to welcome in the Christmas season than to get started on decorating your home. As the first lights get strung up, and the ribbon makes its yearly appearance, the Christmas spirit is always very quick…

black balustrade on stairs

Choosing the Right Handrails for Your Business Premises


When it comes to fitting new balustrades in your business premises, you need to consider what kind of handrail you want. When you are looking for the right handrail for your business premises, you should consider which materials and styles…